Nashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce a new archival series that will focus on “classic album reissues”. The Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series will help keep traditional roots music alive and preserved for future generations. The Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series will include authentic Old-Time Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Country Waltzes, Fiddle Tunes and Gospel music performed by many legends & pioneers. Titles are mastered from the original master tapes, with original cover artwork and include many albums never-before available on CD.
Several months back Rural Rhythm announced its Rural Roots Digital Series which was originally created to release the label’s “classic album reissues” on digital only. After the release of Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups - Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups and Curly Fox - Champion Fiddler, Volume One on the digital format Rural Rhythm received a significant amount of requests from Bluegrass fans to purchase these titles on the CD format.
These titles were made available to program directors and DJ’s at AirPlay Direct and both albums shot up the AirPlay Direct Monthly Bluegrass Chart. In addition, many media requests came in for the physical CD for airplay, articles and reviews.
Rural Rhythm Records will continue releasing albums in the Rural Roots Digital Series, as well as releasing “classic albums” in the Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series on both the physical and digital formats.
The first two titles in the Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series will be released on September 24th with the CD release of Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups - Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups originally released in 1967 and Curly Fox - Champion Fiddler, Volume One originally released in 1972. Both of these albums are available on the CD format for the first time.
Each month Rural Rhythm plans to release more titles in the Heritage Collection Series in both the physical CD and digital formats. Releasing in October will be HYLO BROWN & The Timberliners originally released in 1967 and LEE MORE – Sings Radio Favorites Of Country Music originally released in 1966. Neither of these titles we’re ever available on the CD album format.
Many legends and pioneers released albums during this period including Mac Wiseman, Hylo Brown, Don Reno & Bill Harrell, Red Smiley, Jim Eanes, Vassar Clements, J.E. Mainer, Earl Taylor & Jim McCall, Raymond Fairchild and many more. Bringing the traditional “retro” vintage sounds from the past to the present in a convenient high-fidelity digital download format, Rural Roots Heritage Collection Series preserves, protects, promotes and presents the ageless music of these artists for current and future generations to enjoy and appreciate using the technologies of the 21st Century. Now you can listen to these classics at home or on the go.
Bob Cherry of Cybergrass says, “Vintage music and systems are making a comeback as fans try and recapture the music experience created by the pioneers. This is a great opportunity for the fans and collectors, as well as educators and historians, to appreciate the music that started it all. Maintaining a level of 'permanence’ within the digital world is important. Rural Rhythm is doing a great service to our music with the new "Heritage Collection" Series. Traditional roots music is in good caring hands and it’s out there to be heard and enjoyed.”